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BBC’s Sherlock: What Are The Chances Of Season 5?

Well, we are aware that the fans of Sherlock are used to being patient; however, they may need to stop waiting when it comes to the fifth season of the series.
Sherlock gained a large fanbase when it was released in the year 2010 on BBC and has since become notorious for its long wait times between the seasons. It has been three years and even counting since the fourth season, which is the longest hiatus yet.

The fans of the series are beginning to wonder if the show will ever come back at all, and the outlook is not particularly promising. The finale of the fourth season did not leave many loose ends. It concluded with John and Sherlock resuming their old life on Baker Street and seemingly without any major foes left to vanquish.

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Sherlock Season 5 | What are the chances?

So if the series was to get a fifth season, what direction could it possibly take? The last episode of the season did not end on a cliffhanger in a departure from tradition. The final shot of John and Sherlock running off to fight more crime seemed to be an epilogue, not the opening of a new chapter.

Neither the cast nor the members of the crew appear to be having hopes about the prospect of another season. Andrew Scott, who plays the role of Jim Moriarty, a criminal mastermind, said in an interview that the fifth season of the series was unlikely to fruition.

However, he has stated that another season is not a complete impossibility, but it is incredibly unlikely. When he was asked whether he would return, he said that he does not know, no, it depends; he would just listen to what their idea was and just put forward a couple of my suggestions.

Martin Freeman, who plays the role of flatmate of Sherlock, Dr. Watson, has stated that another season would need to be exemplary to entice him. In an interview, Freeman stated that they are few and far between, the discussions about Sherlock, but the way the story went, in the last series, felt like, if not a full stop, then certainly a semi-colon or an ellipses. It felt like a pause.

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Sherlock
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On the other hand, Sian Brooke seems more optimistic about reprising her role as Sherlock’s sister. 

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